Walter K. Olson is fast becoming the legal world's foremost whistleblower. A columnist for Reason
magazine and author of The Excuse Factory,
Olson makes complex legal issues understandable to people without law degrees. In The Litigation Explosion,
he tells of how the United States turned into the world's most litigious society. The account is entertaining because Olson is a good writer, but also infuriating because the problems he describes are severe--ambulance-chasers, junk litigation, and plaintiff awards that line the pockets of lawyers instead of the victims they allegedly represent. A good book for everybody, but a must-read for those in the legal profession.
From Publishers Weekly
This important book catalogues the sins of the legal profession, while detailing the dangers brought by the explosion in jurisprudence that has made America the most litigious society on earth.
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